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Gran Turismo 6 Focusing on PS3 for Now, But There's Still Hope for PS4

Posted by Sammy Barker

Kazunori Yamauchi has a next generation version in mind

While it was largely expected beforehand, this afternoon’s Gran Turismo 6 announcement proved to be a shocker for some folks. The sequel is racing onto the PlayStation 3 rather than the PlayStation 4, resulting in some interesting repercussions for the manufacturer’s next generation machine. However, speaking at the franchise’s Silverstone celebration earlier today, creator Kazunori Yamauchi hinted that developer Polyphony Digital hasn’t quite forgotten about Sony's impending system.

“We actually do have a PS4 version in mind, but for this holiday season, we thought it would be best for users to release on the PS3 for now,” the legendary developer told IGN. “I thought the best scenario would be to have the game come out, then to have new scenarios, new DLC, and other updates. Once the players have thoroughly played out the system, if the PS4 version came out naturally, as part of that process, I think that would be the best scenario.”

IGN even asked whether there’s a chance that a next generation version could be compatible with PS3 save data. “Probably,” the luminary modestly responded. While it’s far from a confirmation, it proves that there’s a bigger strategy at play here. It’s clear that Sony’s really hoping to push its existing system this year – but a Spec 2.0 version of Gran Turismo 6 on the PS4? Well, it’s certainly got a ring to it, hasn’t it?

[via uk.ign.com]

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User Comments (4)

Gamer83

#1

Gamer83 said:

Great, maybe we can get it by 2019. And quite frankly, it's the Vita that could really use a name franchise like GT right about now. I'd have had no problem if Sony went that route.

charlesnarles

#2

charlesnarles said:

@Gamer83 lol and I agree completely. Sad news that Vita's being ignored by all but a handful of studios. There were all these great PSP games and now they're not even releasing them for the PSP2, let alone making sequels.
And yeah, a PS4 GT would be excellent. (Is there really any question?) Please do it, guys : )

Gamer83

#3

Gamer83 said:

@charlesnarles

Yeah, in addition to Gran Turismo Vita I was hoping to hear about the sequel to Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow by now as well as the long overdue GTA: San Andreas Stories.

Savino

#4

Savino said:

Vita with a near functionality that works similar to the origin in NFS! But instead geting records and times from your friends only, you can get from anyone near you, anytime you want!

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